Merck to Pay $830 Million to Settle Vioxx Securities ClaimsBy and
Company paid more than $8.5 billion over drug pulled in 2004
Vioxx pulled over increased risk of heart attacks, strokes
More than 11 years after pulling its Vioxx painkiller from the market, Merck & Co. agreed to pay another $830 million to settle litigation, raising its total payouts in lawsuits and government investigations to more than $8.5 billion.
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